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Graphic Design History (ART 316)

This course will look into the history of graphic design, how the development of society and technology affected the course of communication and its means. Students will learn major paradigm shifts in visual thinking that impacted beyond the world of graphic design.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisites ART 201 or 202; Graphic Design major concentration admission required
Offered Spring
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Course Outcomes:

At the end of the course, students should demonstrate an understanding of the history of graphic design and its influence. Students will:

  • Enhance their knowledge of art movements and social change and their influence on the way of visual communication.
  • Expand their visual language and design philosophy by studying various visual innovations.
  • Increase knowledge of historically monumental graphic design achievements.
  • Apply their newly obtained knowledge into their design practices.